Often times, people contemplate buying a used vehicle vs a certified pre-owned vehicle. Ultimately, everyone has different goals in mind when making a vehicle purchase. Depending on your individual situation you will have to decide all the pros and cons of these types of vehicles. We recommend doing your research and understanding what the right vehicle is for you and your individual situation. In this summary we will provide you with some of the key features that separate a standard preowned vehicle and a certified pre-owned Subaru, giving you the facts necessary to make an educated decision on your next vehicle purchase .If you're considering purchasing a late model pre-owned vehicle the information provided below will be something to consider, either way a pre-owned Subaru is a great choice with 97% of Subaru vehicles sold in the past 10 years still on the road today Subaru pre-owned vehicles are a great choice for your next vehicle purchase. Dyer Subaru offers a wide range of Subaru pre-owned vehicles and certified pre-owned Subaru vehicles and we are certain our professional friendly staff can help you with your vehicle purchase decision. Finding the right quality pre-owned vehicle for you is our priority at Dyer Subaru in Vero Beach.

Is a standard pre-owned vehicle or a certified pre-owned Subaru vehicle the best option for you. Lets start with an overview of both types of vehicles and then get down to some facts that will help you decide what is the best choice for you.

Check out this used vehicle vs certified pre-owned Subaru comparison to have some deeper insight of the difference between the two.

Certified Pre-owned Subaru and Selection

The selection of vehicles to this category is done based on some pre-set standards. For a vehicle to be categorized as a certified pre-owned Subaru, it must have gone through a series of thorough checks and safety inspections. Lots of cars are often subjected to this inspection, but the very bests make it through to be labeled a certified pre-owned Subaru.

Every vehicle in the certified pre-owned Subaru program has met several requirements, and they promise to offer the set list of Certified Benefits. You can buy any of them with confidence, also, every certified preowned Subaru comes with a Subaru-backed 7 year and 100,000 mile powertrain warranty(1), which is nationally accepted and recognized.

Used Vehicles and Selection

Not only do we have an incredibly selection of certified pre-owned vehicles, we also offer a diverse range of quality pre-owned cars, trucks, SUVs, CUVs and vans. Every Dyer used vehicle has also been quality checked for safety and drivability and we will only resell vehicles that have met our requirements. Our pre-owned used car inventory comes in from various sources including but not limited to, local trade-ins, out of area trade-ins, auctions and off lease vehicles. Every vehicle goes through a similar set of checks and inspections.

Every pre-owned vehicle comes with a vehicle history report to show you how the vehicle was used prior to the time you are considering purchasing it. Dyer offers several other benefits when purchasing a pre-owned vehicle but keep in mind these vehicles do not come with all the benefits and features of a certified pre-owned Subaru. If a standard used vehicle is still within it's initial factory warranty period that coverage will remain with the vehicle until it has reached the expiration period set forth by the manufacturer. Most pre-owned vehicles do not come with additional warranties from the dealership you purchase it from, unless you purchase an  extended warranty from the dealership.


Are Certified Pre-owned Subaru better than Used Vehicles?

When comparing a standard pre-owned vehicle with a certified pre-owned Subaru there are many things to consider including Price and Finance Rates, making the right decision for you and your needs is certainly important. Here are a few of the highlights to consider when weighing your options. Why would someone prefer a certified pre-owned Subaru over a standard pre-owned vehicle?  

1. Certification

Certified pre-owned vehicles typically come with a more rigorous inspection process and extended manufacturer warranties therefore are usually more attractive to buyers looking for extended peace of mind with vehicles and benefits that compare to purchasing a new vehicle. With these added benefits sometimes comes a higher price. Is the peace of mind and added coverages worth it to you and does having a vehicle that has been inspected and confirmed by factory trained technicians to be eligible for certification an important part of your decision process. All certified pre-owned Subaru vehicles have passed a host of requirements, and are deemed eligible and ready to be certified by the authorized certified pre-owned dealer.   

2. The Vehicle Inspection Process

The inspection process can make a big difference in finding potential problems down the road. Every certified pre-owned Subaru gets a 152 point vehicle safety inspection. This is an extremely through inspection process for a certified vehicle. If anything on the vehicle doesn't meet Subaru High Standard the part is repaired or replaced and this includes parts like brake pads, tires and other typical wear parts on a Subaru vehicle. Every Certified Pre-owned 152 point inspection is performed by a genuine Subaru Technician who understand Subaru vehicles inside and out. If for some reason a Subaru vehicle cannot pass this inspection it is not eligible to become a certified pre-owned Subaru and will not have all the benefits of the certified pre-owned Subaru program.

3. Warranty

Certified Subaru vehicles come with a Subaru Factory-backed 7 year and 100,000 mile powertrain coverage(1), $0 deductible warranty(2), which is nationally accepted and recognized. The certified pre-owned Subaru program offer exceptional warranty coverage for a pre-owed vehicle.   

4. 24/7 Roadside Assistance

Roadside Assistance in an important part of driving your certified preowned Subaru with peace of mind. This is a 24/7 nationwide program. If you run into any issues while on the road someone will be dispatched to help. Every Certified Pre-owned Subaru comes standard with this benefit for worry free driving ahead.

5. Additional benefits of a certified Pre-owned Subaru

Certified Pre-owned Subaru vehicles also come with some additional benefits for the new owners enjoyment and safety and savings. These benefits offer and introduction into some of the features and benefits also offered with a brand New Subaru vehicle like Sirius XM 3-month trial subscription(4), One-year trail subscription to STARLINK Safety Plus package with Automatic Collision Notification(5),$500 Owner Loyalty Coupon(3).

Incentives to purchase Certified Preowned Subaru vs a Standard Pre-owned Vehicle

There are often Special Purchase Incentives for certified pre-owned Subaru vehicles. These special purchase incentives usually come in the form of Special Finance Rates. Certain lender will offer lower finance rates on certified pre-owned vehicles because of all the features and benefits of these vehicles. Certified pre-owned finance rates can be as low as 1.9% vs a typical average used car finance rate of 5.9% which can offer you tremendous finance savings over the life of the vehicle loan.

With so many things consider when purchasing a pre-owned vehicle we hope the information provided can make your decision process an easier one. Once you have decided on a particular Subaru models you can explore our selection of quality pre-owned Subaru's at Dyer Subaru. If a certified preowned Subaru is ultimately the right choice for you one of our Subaru specialists can assist you with the entire process and have you on the road enjoying your Subaru vehicle in no time at all.

(1)Extended powertrain coverage from original warranty start date.

(2)No deductible applies to standard security plans only.

(3) See your Subaru retailer for complete details.

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(5) Standard on vehicles equipped with SUBARU STARLINK connected services